Angel Renewed!

Joss Whedon fans will be happy to hear the Angel has been renewed for a fifth season! It will air Wednesdays at 9PM after Smallville on The WB. The big news? A Buffy regular will be coming over to be a member of team Angel! Naming names may spoil it for people wondering who lives and who dies in the season finale of Buffy so read on for the full details.Oh Fred, someday we'll be together...

Plug Into

This week we have Enter The Matrix shipping to every platform under the sun. At the very least I'll probably rent it to see the extra film footage after I've seen the actual movie. With any luck a movie license game won't be the last thing we see come out of Shiny's door.On the DVD front many people will have a chance to finally see Equilibrium for the first time.
Vivendi has announced that Turbine, the makers of the Asheron's Call series, are developing the long awaited Middle Earth Online MMORPG. The actual game will take place during the time-line of the books and it is currently scheduled for release in 2004.

Sit Uru Sit!

And the comic comes in the NIIIIIGHT!Myst Online became Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, but Cyan assures us there is still an online multiplayer component. Whether or not your typical inhabitant of this online world will be any different than your typical inhabitant of, say, Unreal Tournament, remains to be seen.
PGC is now hosting some footage of the upcoming Mario Kart game that someone managed to capture from a CNN broadcast yesterday. The DIVX file is 15 megs and you can head over here to grab it directly. If you want to download a smaller version of it or get the full broadcast that also included some F-Zero stuff head over to this page!Beware the dreaded Planet Gamecube pop-up ads!
A demo should never take longer to download than it does to finish. After grabbing the 160 meg Hulk demo from Fileplanet (no line-up for me) in about 10 minutes I was pretty surprised to find I beat the actual game in about half the time it took to download it.

Xbox Live Price List

MS has sent out the final price list for the Xbox Live service. Here's how things will work:Xbox Live one year renewal/subscription $49.99 Xbox Live monthly rate $5.99 Xbox Live Voice Communicator $29.99Xbox Live Starter Kit $69.99You will be able to renew your Xbox Live subscription online or by purchasing a subscription card at your local geek shop.
According to this Gamespy Daily article, French publisher Infogrames has taken the name of a defunct corporation to reconstruct its own image.  Realizing that pretty much everyone misspelled their former name which has a pointless 'r' thrown in as if at random, the decision was made to rename Inrfrogrramrersrr to Atari, a name some analysts suggest they may have actually purchsed with be

EA's E3

Electronic Arts has issued a press release [Word .doc] detailing it's lineup for this year's E3. Big news is that between EA Sports and EA Big, there will be ten games that feature online play for the PS2. Click on in to see the list of games being shown.
The headline read 'Microsoft, Best Buy Accused of Net Scam', but it might as well have read 'Lazy Cashier Pisses Off Litigious Man'.  In what seems be a good example of cashing in, Los Angeles resident Samuel Kim is suing Best Buy and Microsoft for charging his credit card without his authorization for an MSN promotional service.  Now, in a different context I'm all for br